The story of Spider-Man over the last decade has been one of persistence. The friendly neighborhood crime fighter has managed to hang on by a thread, navigating botched reboots and disinterest to finally find something that works. With the release of Into The Spider-Verse and successful collaborations with Disney/Marvel's larger Avengers universe, Sony is finally able to look toward the future.
In an new interview with Variety, Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tony Vinciquerra and Sony Television chairman Mike Hopkins said they have the next 7 years of Spider-Man content planned out.
They said that they are planning to build out the universe with series and movies based around the 900 some-odd Spider-Man adjacent characters they own the rights to.
“We have the next seven or eight years laid out as to what we’re going to do with that asset, and that will not only be on the film side — it’ll be on the TV side,” said Vinciquerra. “Our television group will have its own set of characters from within that universe that we will seek to develop.”
Hopkins said that they have Marvel-connected series coming down the pipeline as well, proving that the decision to work with The Avengers works both ways.
“We’re developing a lot of Marvel-related content, and I think we’ll be out in the market very soon with something really, really big and transformational for us, because we’ve not done any shows with Marvel before, with Marvel IP,” says Hopkins. “So that’s a big piece of development that we’re onto.”
Hopkins wouldn't give much away, but he said that the television side is “pretty far down the road in terms of working through which characters we think could be their own star of a series.”
"I think we aspire to have several shows in a universe that we create that can pollinate between each other, and to working with a partner to make that happen,” Hopkins said.